What does Elia mean?
Elia /elia/ as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Elia). Elia's root is Hebrew, and the name Elia means "Jehovah is God". Elia is an alternate form of Elias (Greek, Hebrew). Elia is also a derivative of Elijah (Hebrew).
How popular is Elia?
Elia is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#9814 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Elia and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Elia (unlisted) are Elijah (#11 2 years ago), Eli (#49), Elias (#103), Elliot (#217), Ellis (#443), Lige, Ely, Eliot, Elie and Elis. These relations of Elia were favored as baby names during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4213%) and have remained as common to this day (usage 0.4177%, down 0.9%). Elijah has generally been popular among parents, while Elliot has become trendy as well over time, and Elie is now less common. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)